The late fall and winter brings a number of holidays that are not just great for celebrating but offer real estate investing companies many great networking opportunities.
Sometimes buying and selling slows down during this season which makes it the perfect time to focus on networking. Think about building relationships with new strategic partners and forging connections with potential private mortgage lenders.
You hardly need a reason to host an event or throw a party at this time of year but there are a number of ways to position your own networking opportunities. You could offer to have your real estate investing company sponsor a holiday party for another firm which could offer many prospects. Or you could put together a networking event at which you promise other guests the opportunity to promote their own businesses.
As far as location for hosting your real estate investing networking get together you could throw it at your own place if it is for a few well chosen personal contacts you already have. You could even host it at one of your properties and have it professionally catered, while getting more viewings and potentially making a sale on the spot. If you are planning multiple events during the 2011 holiday season you may even contemplate using the same venue, whether it is a club, bar, restaurant or hotel. This may get you a sizable discount and get you the royal treatment which will impress your prospects even more.
Two other essential points you need to remember to ensure you see the best results for real estate investing business are that this is networking, not net-flirting or net-drinking and that you must be proactive in getting results. Keep it professional, don’t be too pushy but work it, exchange business cards and set appointments to follow up and seal the deal.